Sustainability Replenishes

The Treasure of Nkombo Island in Lake Kivu

Not many people know that Rwanda has an island. But it does. Nkombo Island, which sits squarely in Lake Kivu.

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A Child's Search For Food

In his eyes, there was sadness, but his face was excited as he pulled ahead of two other children and ran towards the kitchen area. In his tiny right hand, was a small plastic tin that still bore the brown remnants of the previous day’s food.

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Lake Victoria's Finsteps

Little sighs followed my keen gaze as our dhow set off from Osieko beach in Kenya. We were headed for the Lulwe archipelago on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria. My heart was thumping so loudly that I was sure the two canaries above us would soon be dancing to its tune.

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And Then Came Light

I stumbled over a bag of shopping I’d forgotten to unpack that morning, and cursed my own laziness, whilst stretching out both hands in front of me, crouched down so as to avoid chairs and other bits of furniture I might have forgotten about.

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Is Mali's Lake Faguibine Dead?

I first knew about Lake Faguibine back in 2009 when I wrote a short creative story showcasing the work that UNEP had done to restore the lake.

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Face to Face with Lake Kivu's Biodiversity

The panorama offered by Gisenyi bay beach is a scenic expanse of blue water that ends on the Congolese hillside.  Gisenyi town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rwanda. In the middle of the Lake Kivu stands a pole. From far, it looks like a giant tree that grew from the deepest lake bed. But it is the methane gas extraction plant.

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Fishing Stories from Jinja

From the horizon, I see the sun taking time to rise; it is an orangey subdued lighting offering its warmth to the waters of Lake Victoria while chasing away the morning mist.

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